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This unit of study is designed to facilitate the development of the audiometry nurse’s understanding of the hearing process and client assessment. Content covered within this unit of study includes the anatomy, physiology and pathology of hearing, alterations to hearing, assessment and monitoring hearing. The unit of study is designed to meet the needs of audiometry nurses working within a variety of settings and caring for clients across the lifespan.

Audiometry nursing

Unit of study code



Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

PG unit of study





Fee*Tier 2

Prescribed text:

Kramer, S 2014, Audiology: Science to practice, 2nd edn, Plural Publishing, San Diego.

Co-ordinated by: Trish Lowe MACN



Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program


After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Audiometry systems

a) Describe the normal anatomy and physiology of hearing     

Assessment 1a Online discussion x 1



Theme 2: Pathologies of the ear

b) Describe the physics of sound

Assessment 1b Quiz (10 questions)



Theme 3: Equipment and standards

c) Demonstrate an understanding of normal child cognitive, speech and language development

Assessment 2 Essay (2000 words)



Theme 4: Screening

d) Identify risk factors for hearing loss along the age continuum

Assessment 3 Case analysis (2500 words)



Theme 5: Clinical assessment

e) Discuss the pathology associated with types of hearing loss




Theme 6: Management of hearing loss

f) Identify standards governing, and equipment used in hearing assessments (including maintenance)




Theme 7: Hearing devices and support

g) Discuss screening techniques





h) Describe a thorough clinical hearing assessment on a client and interpret results appropriately





i) Develop a holistic approach to the management of clients with a hearing loss





j) Identify types of devices and services available to assist clients with a hearing loss.




Units commencing in 2018

Tier 1$2,100
Tier 2$2,420
Tier 3$2,800
Tier 4$3,375

*Fees are subject to change without notice.